Category Archives: Crooked Cat Authors

A Mind Polluted by Martin Geraghty

When I went on holiday recently, I took a few books with me so that I could sit in the sun, relax and enjoy. One of the novels was A Mind Polluted by Martin Geraghty, a new author from Glasgow, Scotland. This is his debut novel published by Crooked Cat Books. It is based on …

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Foxtrot in Freshby by Awen Thornber

Awen Thornber is a new author to me and I don’t often read romances but, when I was getting ready to go on holiday, I chose Foxtrot in Freshby to take with me. Foxtrot in Freshby tells the story of dance teacher Gina Pendleton. She finds her boyfriend cheating with the person she thought was …

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Is it a crime novel? By guest author Nancy Jardine

Today, my friend and fellow author, Nancy Jardine stops by my blog to discuss her books. Thank you, Nancy. Tell us about your work. I start with a very broad question because you write crime thriller novels, Val, but it’s one which I’ve been asked more than once while selling my novels at Book Fairs, …

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Hunter’s Chase by Val Penny by guest author Susan Roebuck

I have a new hero: Detective Inspect Hunter Wilson – tough when he needs to be but with a soft centre. Move over all you crime writers, there’s a new girl in town : Val Penny . She’s penned a crime thriller that is so well plotted with a myriad of believable characters that the …

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The Truthseeker by Heidi Catherine reviewed by guest author Susan Roebuck

This series just gets better and better. The Truthseeker sees the return of the Soulweavers, the Mother (although you might not recognise her), the Author and the new character the Truthseeker. Heidi Catherine’s imagination holds no bounds in this book : the reader visits a planet far away where humans are evolving into fish; then …

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The Silence by Katharine Johnson

I very rarely make new year resolutions, but this year I made one that I think will be easy to keep: I plan to read more books by authors with whose work I am unfamiliar. I am so glad I did: I have found a real winner in The Silence by Katharine Johnson. The Silence …

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The Butterfly Effect by guest author Heidi Catherine

I’m delighted that my friend and fellow author, Heidi Catherine from Australia is able to join me on my blog today. Heidi makes me laugh, not being able to decide if she prefers living in Melbourne or the Mornington Peninsula, she shares her time between both places. She is similarly pulled in opposing directions by …

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Book Clubs in Cocktail Bars by guest author Isabella May

I am delighted to be joined by my friend and fellow author, Isabella May. She is going to talk about cocktail bar trends, book clubs and her new book, The Cocktail Bar. Can Literary Musings and Mojitos really mix? Thank you so much, Val for inviting me to appear on your blog today. It’s lovely …

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Forest Dancer by Sue Roebuck

Today, I am delighted that my friend and fellow author, Sue Roebuck is able to join me from Portugal to tell me about her most recent book, Forest Dancer. Thank you for letting me come and visit you today, Val. Forest Dancer, my new novel, takes place in Portugal as my previous book Rising Tide …

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Ninja School Mum By Lizzie Chantree

I am pleased to have my friend and fellow author, Lizzie Chantree on the blog today. Her novel, Ninja School Mum will be published by Crooked Cat Books on 30 January, 2018. I asked Lizzie to tell me about her new book, Ninja School Mum. She told me it is about an obsessive-compulsive school mum …

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